Trump Wanted His Daughter Ivanka To Be His Running Mate in 2016, Book Claims

President Donald Trump reportedly wanted his daughter Ivanka Trump to be his running mate.

In an upcoming book by Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates, it suggests Donald Trump repeatedly pushed for Ivanka Trump while he was the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

“I think it should be Ivanka,” Trump said, according to Gates’ book which The Washington Post reported on. “What about Ivanka as my VP?”

“She’s bright, she’s smart, she’s beautiful, and the people would love her!” Donald Trump continued.

Gates claims Donald Trump was adamant in his pushing to convince his staff that she would be the right person on the ticket with him.

As the Post reports, “Trump was so taken with the concept of his eldest daughter as his vice president — and so cool to other options, including his eventual selection, then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence — that his team polled the idea twice,” citing Gates’ book.

Gates suggested that the president’s daughter — who serves as advisor to the president — though was the one to cut off the idea at the time.

The book, “Wicked Game: An Insider’s Story on How Trump Won, Mueller Failed and America Lost,” will be published on Oct. 13.


  1. Phyllis: when someone, such as King Donald The Loser, has children as a way of dodging taxes, why would something so obvious as this surprize you? 😀

  2. After the Access Hollywood video, the NDA’s with porn star and Playboy model, the 140+ Trump campaign contacts with Russians, the 10+ instances of obstruction of justice, the Imperfect phone call, the Woodward tapes exposing Trump’s knowledge of seriousness of Covid-19, and the ten yrs of zero personal income taxes and two yrs of $750, one would think Americans could no longer be surprised —Frankly, Ivanka as the VP nominee in 2016 DID surprise me.

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